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Paid Memberships… A BAD idea.

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Ray C Member Since: Apr 10, 2009
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Paid Memberships are a BAD idea. I came to oDesk because it did NOT have paid memberships. If a 10% fee is not enough and if a competitor can "buy" perks that throw off the competitive balance, there is something fundamentally wrong with the oDesk business model. I will be looking for an alternative to oDesk purely for this reason.

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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Ray, paid memberships are not designed for most contractors. Only a small minority of contractors will actually have a paid membership plan. To begin with, no one will have such a plan. It is purely optional and opt-in.

What will you do if you find the connects system increases hiring of quality contractors such as yourself and keeps you busier than before? You are not going to want a paid membership plan. You are probably going to find that you need to raise your posted hourly rate.
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